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Locked Out, Home Buyer in the other side

How can a realtor ever expect to sell a listing when they hide their product behind a registration page?

Asked by Locked Out, the other side Fri Jun 27, 2008

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I agree. I think some of the Realtors require people to register so they can get contact information, but truth is, if somebody really does not want the Realtor to know about them, the can use fake contact info.

So I just make it convenient where anybody can go in and see my listings. This way, I can ensure my listing gets the most exposures for my sellers, why we put the listing online in the first place. .

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 29, 2008
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
Hi "Locked Out", No registration is required at my website With a powerful IDX link to the Garden State MLS, you can search freely. You can reach me there IF YOU CHOOSE, but I do not ask you to register nor am I tracking your activity there.

The only thing I will see is that I have a had a "hit" to the website, but no details beyond that.

Search away....

Jeannie Feenick
Weichert Realtors
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 29, 2008
I totally understand how you feel because I feel the same way when I am visiting a site.
Being a Realtor and very active on the web, I constantly receive fee offers and all sorts of advertising invitations. I leave the site the minute they request I register just to find out the information they are offering for free. Sometimes they even require a date of birth which is ridiculous. I don't think that is the way to go to capture leads. People should be able to register only if they wish to, they should be allowed to browse without registering.

My name is Arlene Trunzo, I am a Board Certified Real Estate Broker in Staten Island NY.
You can search from homes on my web site without having to register. If you want to be contacted just reach out to me ,my contact information is all over the site.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 29, 2008
Correct me if I am misunderstanding your question, but it sounds like you are frustrated because you are looking at a site that requires you to sign on in order to view a property.

Not all sites require registration. You can visit the my company website below to perform a property search from the home page. If you wish, you may choose to register in order to receive listings in your email account. But this again is a choice. Agents want as much exposure for their listings as we can get and we are happy to make it easy for buyers to find them.

If the site you are trying to view is preventing you from viewing properties, contact that company and let them know you are having a problem. It is never in anyone's best interest to have a buyer feeling "locked out".

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 28, 2008
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